19 June 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 19 Jun 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Small arms fire targets MND-B patrol
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- Patrol struck by IED south of Baghdad
- Transcript: Joint Press Conference with Secretary Gates, U.S. Ambassador Crocker and Gen. Petraeus 19 Jun 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and Commanding General Multinational Force Iraq Gen. David Petraeus
- Operation Castine nets four suspected car bomb makers MNF-I 19 Jun 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces conducted a cordon and search operation in the Adhamiyah District June 18, resulting in the capture of three suspects caught with materials used in the manufacture of car bombs
- June 18 airpower summary: Strike Eagles watch over troops AFPN 19 Jun 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations June 18, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Start of 'Arrowhead Ripper' Highlights Iraq Operations AFPS 19 Jun 2007 -- The beginning of a new offensive targeting al Qaeda in the Iraqi city of Baqubah highlights recent operations reported by military officials in Iraq.
- Truck Bomb Kills 75 in Baghdad VOA 19 Jun 2007 -- A truck bomb near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad has killed at least 75 people and injured more than 130 others
- Baghdad Truck Bomb Kills 75 As Troops Launch Offensive RFE/RL 19 Jun 2007 -- A massive truck bomb explosion has killed some 75 people and wounded at least 130 in central Baghdad.
- Task Force Lightning strikes al-Qaeda MNF-I 19 Jun 2007 -- Task Force Lightning commenced Operation Arrowhead Ripper today in a large-scale effort to eliminate al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorists operating in Baqouba and its surrounding areas.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Texas Guard Stands Ready to Assist Flood Relief Efforts AFPS 19 Jun 2007 -- Texas National Guard land and air forces are on standby to assist flood-stricken citizens in northern Texas, a Texas Guard official said today.
- DOD Conducts Hurricane Training Exercise with FEMA, Texas Army News 19 Jun 2007 -- First responders and civil-support-operations personnel from the Department of Defense, Federal Emergency Management Agency and state of Texas trained for a hurricane disaster in Austin during the Texas Hurricane Exercise June 4-7.
- Detainee Transfer Announced 19 Jun 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of six detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Two detainees were transferred to Tunisia and four detainees were transferred to Yemen
- No setbacks expected during runway closure AFPN 19 Jun 2007 -- Spangdahlem Air Base's runway closed June 15 and is scheduled to remain closed for repairs until mid-July.
- Training Air Wing 2 Marks 500,000th Training Hour Navy NewsStand 19 Jun 2007 -- Training Air Wing (TW) 2 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville marked its 500,000th training hour in the T-45 Goshawk aircraft June 10.
- Britain's Defense Chief Reports on Inquiries Into Boarding Incident in Gulf VOA 19 Jun 2007 -- Britain's defense secretary, Des Browne, has disclosed in parliament the findings of two inquiries examining the March 23 boarding incident in the Gulf that led to the two-week detention in Iran of 15 British marines and sailors
- U.S., Israel to change stance on cluster bombs - Japanese paper RIA Novosti 19 Jun 2007 -- The United States and Israel are ready to start talks on reducing civilian casualties from the use of cluster bombs, a Japanese newspaper said Tuesday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 19 Jun 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 19 Jun 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for June 19, 2007
- Hamilton Sundstrand delivers first A400M production-configuration Secondary Electric Power Distribution Center chassis assembly 19 Jun 2007 -- Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), recently delivered the first production-configuration A400M Secondary Electric Power Distribution Center (SEPDC) chassis assembly to Airbus, completing a major program milestone for the Airbus A400M program
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED U.S. NAVY CONTRACT FOR PRODUCTION OF ADVANCED GUN SYSTEMS FOR DDG 1000 ZUMWALT DESTROYERS BAE Systems 19 Jun 2007 -- BAE Systems was awarded a $276 million contract modification to build the first 155-mm advanced guns for the first two ships built in the DDG 1000 class.
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED $3.4 MILLION DELIVERY ORDER FOR MINE ROLLER SYSTEMS BAE Systems 19 Jun 2007 -- Systems has been awarded a $3.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to provide 45 Mine Roller Systems, modification kits and spares for the U.S. Marine Corps.
- BAE SYSTEMS SIGNS LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA BAE Systems 19 Jun 2007 -- BAE Systems AB from Sweden and World Industries Ace Corporation (WIA) from the Republic of Korea have signed a license agreement for WIA to produce Bofors 57 and 40 mm Mk3 naval gun mounts for the Korean market.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TO UPGRADE RADAR FOR RECONNAISSANCE VERSION OF JAPAN'S F-15 Lockheed Martin 19 Jun 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it will upgrade radar capabilities for the reconnaissance version of the Japan Air Self Defence Force's fleet of F-15 aircraft As part of a Japanese-led team, Lockheed Martin will equip select F-15 aircraft with advanced synthetic aperture radar (SAR) pods.
- T-50 GOLDEN EAGLE CONTINUES TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS; TRAINING NEARING COMPLETION FOR FIRST CLASS OF PILOTS Lockheed Martin 19 Jun 2007 -- Advanced training for future generations of fighter pilots is now a reality as the first class of 12 Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) student pilots moves toward graduation using the T-50 Golden Eagle total training system, co-developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Ltd. and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT].
- LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON SETS WORLD STANDARD FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS, PERFORMANCE AND BEST VALUE Lockheed Martin 19 Jun 2007 -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE:LMT] F-16 Fighting Falcon continues on the leading edge of technology as the world standard in multi-role fighters
- LOCKHEED MARTIN COMBINES OEM EXPERTISE WITH LOW COST SERVICES FOR TOTAL LIFE CYCLE SUPPORT OF AIRCRAFT Lockheed Martin 19 Jun 2007 -- With two-thirds of an aircraft's lifetime cost attributed to operations and support activities, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has reinvigorated its Global Sustainment team to provide greater long-term value to customers.
- U.S. Air Force Awards General Dynamics $6 Million for Alternative Infrared Satellite System Work General Dynamics 19 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $6.4 million contract modification to continue work on the Alternative Infrared Satellite System (AIRSS) program.
- Boeing Signs Agreement with Korea Aerospace Industries for E-X Airborne Early Warning and Control Program Boeing 19 Jun 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the Republic of Korea's E-X 737 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) program.
- L-3 Integrated Systems to Integrate Next-Generation Range Support Aircraft for U.S. Navy L-3 Communications 19 Jun 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) today announced that its Integrated Systems (L-3 IS) Group was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to integrate new and existing technology into the next-generation NP-3C instrumented range support aircraft
- Northrop Grumman Receives First Delivery of Power Supply Modules for F-35 Lightning II Northrop Grumman 19 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has taken delivery of the first 10 sets of auxiliary power supply modules for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft radar system.
- Northrop Grumman Successfully Completes First Phase of Airborne BAMS System Risk Reduction Testing Northrop Grumman 19 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) successfully completed the first phase of system-level flight testing for its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Head Start risk reduction effort.
- Northrop Grumman Receives First Delivery of Receiver Exciter Modules for F-35 Lightning II Northrop Grumman 19 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has taken delivery of the first two sets of receiver exciter modules for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program.
- Northrop Grumman Receives First Delivery of Cryogenic Coolers for the F-35 Lightning II Northrop Grumman 19 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has taken delivery of the first cryogenic coolers (cryocoolers) for a key avionics system slated for the F-35 Lightning II
- Raytheon Introduces Increased SL-AMRAAM Capability Raytheon 19 Jun 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced an increased capability for its International Surface Launched, Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile system (SL-AMRAAM) during a briefing at the Paris Air Show today.
- Bahrain Agrees to Purchase Nine Sikorsky UH-60M Helicopters; Becomes International Launch Customer Sikorsky 19 Jun 2007 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the signing of a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) by the Kingdom of Bahrain to procure nine Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters from the U.S. Army through the Foreign Military Sales process
- Russia's Irkut to export 242 Su-30 fighters by 2014 RIA Novosti 19 Jun 2007 -- Russia's Irkut aircraft maker said Tuesday it will export 242 multi-role Su-30 Flanker fighters, worth around $7 billion, by 2014.
- Northrop Grumman Delivers First Production Stellar Navigation System to U.S. Air Force Northrop Grumman 19 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered to the U.S. Air Force the first of 31 production LN-120G stellar-inertial navigation systems for the RC-135 aircraft.
- U.S. Air Force Contract Continues Northrop Grumman's Work On Upper Stage Engine Technology Program Northrop Grumman 19 Jun 2007 -- A contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will allow Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to continue technology development for the Upper Stage Engine Technology (USET) program.
- The UH-72A Light Utility Helicopter enters operational service with the first fully-equipped U.S. Army unit EADS 19 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Army has equipped its first operational unit with EADS North America’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter in one of the most rapid introductions of a new aircraft in the service’s history.
- Germany orders additional 42 NH90s at Paris Air Show by exercising its Options EADS 19 Jun 2007 -- On the occasion of the Paris Air Show, Germany signed a contract for 42 additional NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTH) on June 18 at the Cercle Militaire Saint- Augustin in Paris. Thirty of these helicopters are destined for the Army Air Corps, the other twelve are for the Air Force. Germany has thereby exercised part of its existing options for the NH90 TTH.
- GE Launches F414G Engine for Saab's Gripen Demonstrator Program GE Aviation 19 Jun 2007 -- Saab has selected GE Aviation's new F414G fighter engine to power its Gripen Aircraft Demonstrator Program. Two F414 Engines are currently being delivered for flight-test and customer demonstration evaluations planned for 2008-2010.
- French Navy orders Sagem Défense Sécurité’s OLOSP optronic systems for its Panther helicopters Sagem (Safran group) 19 Jun 2007 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has just signed a contract with Eurocopter for the supply of OLOSP optronic systems to equip the French Navy’s AS 565 Panther helicopters.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité unveils AASM family of precision air-to-ground weapons Sagem (Safran group) 19 Jun 2007 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) will be exhibiting for the first time at the 47th Paris Air Show its AASM family of modular air-to-ground weapons, spun off from the 250kg version ordered for the French Air Force and Navy.
- Thales Statement: U.S. DoD June 18 Announcement Thales 19 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. government announcement indicated that Thales Communications had been awarded a "firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity" contract for software-defined, handheld radios.
- Radars for next-generation air defence systems Thales 19 Jun 2007 -- Thanks to major investments in new radar technologies since 2003, and the experience acquired with the successful Master range, Thales and ThalesRaytheonSystems have developed innovative air defence radar systems that are adapted to new operational requirements.
- Thales extends its cooperation in India with Samtel Display Systems Ltd Thales 19 Jun 2007 -- Thales and Samtel Displays Systems Ltd announced today that they are extending their cooperation in the domain of avionics equipment. Leveraging on the track record and domain expertise of both companies, Thales and Samtel will work, towards the development, production and sale of new cockpit display systems destined for the Indian and export markets.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 19 Jun 2007
- President Bush Meets With Prime Minister Olmert of Israel The White House 19 Jun 2007
- Bush, Olmert Back Palestinian President VOA 19 Jun 2007 -- U.S. President George Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are backing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following his dismissal of a unity government led by the Islamic militant group Hamas
- Bush, Israel's Olmert Express Support for Two-State Solution Washington File 19 Jun 2007 -- The United States and Israel support the creation of a Palestinian state that would live side by side in peace with Israel, President Bush says.
- OPT: Formation of new government opens way for more international aid IRIN 19 Jun 2007 -- The USA, the European Union and Israel have announced plans to end the economic restrictions on the Palestinian Authority (PA) over the past year.
- Somalia Needs Power-Sharing, Expert Tells U.S., EU Lawmakers Washington File 19 Jun 2007 -- The main hope for a nonmilitary solution to the Somalia crisis is for the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) to share power with moderate opposition groups, making national reconciliation a prime goal, a former ambassador told U.S. and European lawmakers.
- SOMALIA: Government moves to boost reconciliation efforts IRIN 19 Jun 2007 -- The Somali government is to pardon suspected insurgents and release those detained in connection with recent fighting in a move to encourage national reconciliation, a senior official said.
- Youth Mujahedeen Group Leading Attacks in Somalia VOA 19 Jun 2007 -- Since April, a militant Somali group, calling itself the Mujahideen Youth Movement, has taken responsibility for numerous Iraq-style guerrilla attacks against the leaders of Somalia's interim government and the Ethiopian troops protecting them
- SRI LANKA: UNICEF cautiously welcomes Tigers' release of child soldiers IRIN 19 Jun 2007 -- The UN Children's Agency, UNICEF, today welcomed the release of 135 child soldiers by the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, but said it was concerned that many more still remained with the rebels.
- UN Officials Warn of Delays in Ivory Coast Peace Plan VOA 19 Jun 2007 -- Visiting officials from the United Nations Security Council are warning of delays in the latest peace plan in divided Ivory Coast
- Rotation of Russian air group in Sudan takes place in July - AF RIA Novosti 19 Jun 2007 -- The Russian air group, part of the UN Mission in Sudan, will carry out a regular rotation July 3-9, an aide to the Russian Air Force commander said Tuesday.
- Thales Alenia Space to supply repeaters equipment for Russian satellites Loutch-5A and Loutch-5B Thales 19 Jun 2007 -- Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a contract with Russian satellite manufacturer NPO-PM to supply two repeater equipment sets for the Loutch-5A and Loutch-5B communications satellites ordered by Russian space agency (Roskosmos).
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